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This February, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS is introducing their newest articles and innovations for Spring/Summer 2012.
Because materials found in the Earth offer beautiful inspiration for crystal combinations, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS is creating a fresh, new look.  This Spring/Summer 2012 will sparkle and glitter with positive energy and optimism reflecting the Earth and her natural beauty. This season it is literally time to shine!

NEW COLOR – AMETHYST BLEND

The beautifully integrated degrade effect allows for myriad design possibilities.  A beautiful subtle shading that extends across the seasons – winter through to summer – allows for extra versatility
Perfectly suited to the major trend direction for washed and fluid colors.

Available for:
Crystal Stones, Beads, Pendants

Combination Possibilities
Creates a soft, almost romantic feel when combined with Rose Water Opal (395) and is particularly stunning when coupled with Cyclamen Opal (398) and Tanzanite (539). For brighter, bolder designs, combine it with Indian Pink (289) and Sunflower (292). For subtle elegance, Topaz (203), Greige (284) and Black Diamond (215) are perfect.

NEW COLOR – TOPAZ BLEND

The deeply warm and magnificent hue fuses elegance with sophistication. The beautifully integrated degrade effect allows for myriad design possibilities. A sophisticated, subtle shading that extends across the seasons – winter through to summer – offers amazing color combinations.

Available for: Crystal Stones, Beads, Pendants

NEW COLOR – CHRYSOLITE OPAL

This soft, serenely pleasing color enhances any palette from neutrals through to deeply intense colors. Its sophisticated opalescence gives a romantic, ethereal edge, perfect for different design implementations.
It is extremely versatile. It can appear as romantic and feminine but also be adapted to more fashion-forward, futuristic designs.

Available for:
Round Stones, Flat Backs No Hotfix, Flat Backs Hotfix, Sew-on Stones, Fancy Stones, Beads, Pendants, Transfers Hotfix, Jeans Buttons, Buttons with Metal Shank, Chaton Bandings, Flat Back Bandings, Rivets, Roses Montées, Chaton Montées, Rose Pins, Square Rivets, Crystal Mesh Standard, Crystal Mesh Metallisée, Crystal Aerial Mesh, Cupchains & Findings

NEW EFFECT – CRYSTAL BRONZE SHADE

It is directly in tune with the strong design trend towards Metallics in everything from fashion and jewelry through to accessories. Elegant and sophisticated, it also adds strength and depth to any design.
Extremely versatile, it can be used in everything from glamour evening wear through to tough utility wear.

Available for:
Crystal Stones, Round Stones, Flat Backs No Hotfix, Flat Backs Hotfix, Sew-on Stones, Fancy Stones, Beads, Pendants, Transfers Hotfix, Jeans Buttons, Buttons with Metal Shank, Chaton Bandings, Flat Back Bandings, Rivets, Roses Montées, Chaton Montées, Rose Pins, Crystal Mesh Standard, Crystal Mesh Metallisée, Crystal Aerial Mesh

NEW ARTICLE – CRYSTAL VINTAGE GOLD PEARL

It expresses a particularly strong trend towards softer, natural and more vintage-inspired pearl colors. It responds to the current and extremely strong design mood for pearl inclusion on accessories, fashion items and most importantly, in jewelry.

Classic colors are still the best sellers of the Crystal Pearls assortment.

Available for:
5810, 5811, 5816, 5817, 5818, 5821, 5840 and Crystal Pearl Rivets

NEW ARTICLE – Eclipse Flat Back No Hotfix & Hotfix (2037)

Half circle is a new unique shape within the Flat Backs assortment. This easily adaptable design element can be used on its own or to create patterned designs (circles, waves, flowers, etc.).
The simplicity of both the shape and the open-ended design makes it extremely versatile for fashion, accessories and even interior applications.

Sizes
8, 14, 17 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 6 effects and 6 colors

NEW ARTICLE – XILION Rose Enhanced Flat Back No Hotfix (2058)

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS introduces an upgrade to the art. 2028 XILION Rose No Hotfix. The existing art. 2028 No Hotfix will be completely replaced by the new art. 2058 XILION Rose Enhanced Flat Back No Hotfix.

Enhanced brilliance and more intense colors are achieved through improved table size on the existing XILION cut. The new article is available in the extended size and color/effect range (over 80 colors and effects) of the previous art. 2028.

Sizes
SS 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14,16, 20, 30, 34, 40, 48

Available Colors/Effects
The new article is available in the extended size and color/effect range (over 80 colors and effects) of the previous art. 2028.

NEW ARTICLE – Rivoli Triangle Flat Back Hotfix & No Hotfix ( 2716)

The new Rivoli Mini Flat Back family consists of Triangle, Star and Snowflake. Opens up the possibility of a multitude of original and exclusive design ideas to transform textiles and accessories into true luxury items.
A perfect fit for many different segments including fashion, accessories, interiors and even DIY.

Size
5 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 2 effects and 1 color

NEW ARTICLE – Rivoli Star Flat Back No Hotfix & Hotfix (2816)

The new Rivoli Mini Flat Back family consists of Triangle, Star and Snowflake. Opens up the possibility of a multitude of original and exclusive design ideas to transform textiles and accessories into true luxury items.

A perfect fit for many different segments including fashion, accessories, interiors and even DIY.

Size
5 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 2 effects and 1 color

NEW ARTICLE – Rivoli Snowflake Flat Back  No Hotfix & Hotfix (2826)

The new Rivoli Mini Flat Back family consists of Triangle, Star and Snowflake. Opens up the possibility of a multitude of original and exclusive design ideas to transform textiles and accessories into true luxury items.

A perfect fit for many different segments including fashion, accessories, interiors and even DIY.

Size
5 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 2 effects and 1 color

NEW ARTICLE –  Trapeze Crystal Button (3052)

It is the first Crystal Button with larger holes. An eye-catching and refined design element makes it an outstanding addition to any design. They are a perfect fit for all segments especially accessories, textile and DIY.

Sizes
17, 26 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 7 effects and 3 colors

NEW ARTICLE – SPACE CUT SEW-ON STONE ( 3251)

An eye-catching and luxurious design combines a classic cut with a modern interpretation. The ingenious big triangle holes add an extra design effect that enhances all applications.
They are particularly well suited to accessories (bags and belts), jewelry and DIY.

Sizes
18×9, 30×15 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, Crystal F, 6 effects and 5 colors

NEW ARTICLE – Delta Fancy Stone (4717)

The stylized geometric shape is perfectly on-trend for minimal and futuristic design elements. The sharp angular edges enable it to be easily combined with other shapes, perfectly suited to the current trend of clustering and creating 3D application.

The Delta Fancy Stone is perfect for the major and on-going trend direction towards sportswear.

Sizes
15.5, 21.5 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 4 effects, 6 colors

NEW ARTICLE – Graphic Trapeze Fancy Stone ( 4719)

The Graphic Trapeze Fancy Stone can be combined as a design component in large areas, due to its definite shape. The strongly defined and sophisticated shape implies a positive, futuristic mood.
Elegant yet edgy, the Graphic Trapeze offers a contemporary feel and is available in a range of colors and effects.

Sizes
19×9, 26×12 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 5 effects, 6 colors

NEW ARTICLE – ORGANIC COSMIC TRIANGLE (4736)

The gorgeous shape is available in different colors able to create a myriad of design combination possibilities. Subtle yet powerful, the Organic Cosmic Triangle manages to cross design boundaries and is suitable for fashion and accessories as well as jewelry segments.

The unique asymmetrical shape is perfectly poised for the current trend towards organically inspired design components.

Sizes
14, 20, 30 mm
Available Colors/Effects

Crystal, 10 effects, 1 color

NEW ARTICLE – Stairway Bead (5624)

This clear and rectangular cut is a perfect extension of classic geometric shapes in the Beads assortment. The straight and parallel cut facets are reminiscent of the stairs of a glamorous stage.
Due to its rectangular shape, elements align edge to edge and thereby allow for compact designs and endless combinations with different shapes and sizes.

Sizes
10, 14 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 5 effects and 9 colors

NEW ARTICLE – BeCharmed Helix Bead (5920)

Collectible charm Beads made with stainless steel are the perfect addition to existing Charm Bracelet versions.  The successful Helix and Briolette cut in combination with the colorful assortment allows various combinations.
The classic shape and appearance make it an extremely versatile piece, while the enlarged hole allows it to cross over between jewelry and fashion items.

Size
14 mm STEEL

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 6 effects and 10 colors

NEW ARTICLE – BeCharmed Briolette Bead (5940)

Collectible charm Beads made with stainless steel are the perfect addition to existing Charm Bracelet versions.  The successful Helix and Briolette cut in combination with the colorful assortment allows various combinations.

The classic shape and appearance make it an extremely versatile piece, while the enlarged hole allows it to cross over between jewelry and fashion items.

Size
14 mm STEEL

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 6 effects and 10 colors

NEW ARTICLE – CRAZY 4 U HEART (6260)

A new yet classic interpretation of the symmetrical heart shape. A modern facetted look of the everlasting love symbol. Brilliant facets that radiate like sunrays from the center of the article like a broad happy smile.

Sizes
17, 27, 37 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 5 effects and 1 color

NEW ARTICLE – DEVOTED 2 U HEART (6261)

New interpretations of the heart shape are seen in a stretched and more organic form. The new hole position underlines the asymmetrical design and the diagonal look. Features a young look for the everlasting symbol of love.

Sizes
17, 27, 36 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 5 effects and 1 color


NEW ARTICLE – MISS YOU HEART (6262)

Lends a contemporary look to the everlasting love symbol. The small heart-shaped hole surrounded by the crystal heart symbolizes a small heart inside a larger one, saying: “You are in my heart”.
The large hole makes it extremely adaptable in answering the strong design direction for different application techniques.

Sizes
17, 26, 34 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 5 effects and 1 colorr

NEW ARTICLE – FOREVER 1 HEART (6263)

New interpretation of the heart shape with an exciting matte shine contrast on the “gluing together” line that runs through the middle. Two pieces melting together and becoming one heart is a strong symbol of togetherness and love. Adds a contemporary look to the everlasting love symbol.

Size
36 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 2 effects

NEW ARTICLE – TRULY IN LOVE HEART ( 6264)

A new interpretation of the symmetrical heart with irregular honeycomb cut facets. A young look of the everlasting love symbol. Broad and brilliant heart shape.

Sizes
18, 28, 36 mm

Available Colors/Effects
Crystal, 5 effects and 1 color

 

New Article – Square Rivets (art. 53500 to art. 53502)

These new  Square Rivets captivate by their discreet sparkle and follow the major trend of versatility. The simple, classic shape and design allow them to be easily used in combination with other crystal elements and colors. They are a particularly important addition to the accessories and fashion segments, but also work well for interior decoration.


LINE EXTENSIONS:



CABOCHON ROUND FLAT BACK HOTFIX (2080)


This updated assortment is an extension of the current assortment and includes a classic pearl effect range in line with the ongoing trend towards gray and brown shades. It integrates with other crystal components perfectly.

Navette Flat Back Hotfix (2200)

It extends the current 2200 assortment to best-selling Flat Backs effects. It is well suited to many different segments including fashion, accessories, interiors and even DIY.

Size
8×4 mm

Available Effects
3 effects.

Drop Flat Back HotFix (2300)

It extends the current 2300 assortment to best-selling Flat Backs effects.  It is well suited to many different segments including fashion, accessories, interiors and even DIY.

Size
8×4.8 mm

Available Effects
3 effects

Triangle Flat Back Hotfix (2711)

It extends the current 2711 assortment to best-selling Flat Backs effects. It is well suited to many different segments including fashion, accessories, interiors and even DIY.

Size
6 mm

Available Effects
3 effects

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This unique Create Your Style with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS  “Key To My Heart” Necklace features the newest colors and prints from last year’s Autumn/Winter Innovations and is super easy to make!  All you need are a few pendants and some small flat backs for crystallizing the key!

What You Need:

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS –

COMPONENTS/TOOLS:

8x Silver Jump Rings, 4mm
3x Silver Jump Rings, 5mm
2x Silver Jump Rings, 6mm
1x Key, Silver
Lobster Claw, Silver
0.8mm Silver Wire, 20cm
Flat Nose Pliers
Glue
Pencil
Round Nose Pliers
Side Cutter
Tooth Pick
Tweezers

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Gracing the red carpet with Swarovski crystallized clutches, Carrie Underwood, Jane Lynch, Melissa Leo, Kelly MacDonald and Jessalyn Gilsig looked absolutely stunning at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Looking for an affordable alternative to these looks? Adding SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to your favorite clutch is super easy with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Flat backs with Hotfix. Just pick the perfect color and apply heat!

Natalie Portman wore a Viktor & Rolf couture strapless, multi-layered column gown in dust-pink silk satin adorned with a hand-embroidered Swarovski crystal red rose to the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

And what’s an award show these days without SWAROVSKI crystals?  It really is amazing how beautiful these crystals look not just on gowns, purses, shoes, etc.  They really can offer a unique decor experience for stages!

Apart from all the stars lighting up the room, the new set at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Ballroom shined with 30,000 Swarovski crystals on Sunday at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Dick Clark Productions, which produced the Globes, said some 3,000 pounds of crystals were flown in from Austria for Sunday’s ceremony.

Production designer Brian Stonestreet says the crystal-encrusted set design was inspired by the ballroom’s signature chandeliers, and the sparklers weren’t confined to the stage. His crystal creations also hung overhead, making for “a 360-degree experience,” he said, adding, “the room is actually the set, which is perfect for this show.

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Lori Anderson Designs

http://www.lorianderson.net

 

Lori Anderson’s Jewelry is made to make you feel special.

You’ll find something for everyone here, from whimsical handmade glass beads to casual, every day wear — even pieces for that special occasion.  Offering a unique variety of metals, materials and colors from all over the world, you’re sure to find something you’ll love and cherish from Lori Anderson!

(Earrings that mix the unexpected – painted brass – with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal)

(Diabetes Awareness bracelet featuring 8mm 6301 Swarovski Bicone Pendants)

Lori loves using crystal in most of her lampwork bracelets!

 

She loves the dramatic SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS pendants.

 

Custom Orders Available!

 

Lori Anderson

Jewelry Designer

Lori Anderson Designs

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410-819-8161

info@lorianderson.net

29660 Lexington Street

Easton, MD   21601


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